Building muscle mass and strength is only one of a number of reasons people might use steroids.
When you think of steroid users, it's likely you picture a male in the gym with huge muscles. But all sorts of people use steroids for all sorts of reasons.
Ear infections are no fun. The OSTRICH clinical trial looked at whether oral steroid medications might help.
Clinical trials can assess impact of a medication on a disease. The ideal design is 'blind' – when the researchers and participants do not know who is assigned to the different treatments.
Nearly 50% of cross-country skiers suffer from exercise-induced asthma.
An expensive drug is hailed as the biggest breakthrough since statins. But there is a cheaper alternative.
It is is a misperception to think that performance-enhancing drug use is only an issue in elite sport.
There are concerns that performance-enhancing drug use is quickly becoming a public health crisis.
There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of steroids seized at the Australian border over time.
There is an urgent need to reconsider steroid use as a public health issue as opposed to a criminal justice concern.
A handful of countries have introduced anti-doping measures in high-street gyms. Let's nip it in the bud.
A growing number of young men are using steroids, but there are few public services to help this vulnerable group.
Anti-doping authorities divide steroids into good and bad ones. Yet the more you look at them close up, the more similar they actually are.
Social networks gotta lotta cheek.
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Easy media stereotypes rather than clear evidence attributes performance enhancing drug supplies to organised criminals.
Creams and lotions can’t prevent stretch marks but may help them fade.
Most women get them. Some men get them. Few people welcome them. Stretch marks, or stria distensae, are scars that appear when the skin is stretched beyond its elastic limit.
Alex Rodriguez is back on the Yankees’ roster following his one-year suspension for using banned performance enhancing drugs.
Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees’ erstwhile third baseman, has had an interesting career in more ways than one. His use of steroids has resulted in a sullied reputation and a one-year suspension without…
Steroid use is growing in Australia but not among the usual suspects.
Steroids are easy to scapegoat. Users are viewed as aggressive, violent and mentally unstable, able to snap at any moment and cause great harm to the people around them. Ostensibly, it is this perception…
The injection of steroids into the brains of parenting male fish has been found to eliminate parental care, while leaving…
Abuse of steroids is linked to heart disease in otherwise healthy young men. The study looked at 24 steroid-related deaths…
Many more Australians want to build the ‘body beautiful’ and we want to do it in a hurry, increasingly through the use of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs).
High-profile claims of links between elite sports and organised crime in Australia – such as those outlined in last year’s Australian Crime Commission (ACC) report – have put performance and image enhancing…
Some people use steroids to enhance their physical appearance, others to boost their sporting or work performance.
The use of performance- and image-enhancing drugs such as steroids is on the rise in Australia, with more users accessing sterile injecting equipment from needle and syringe programs (NSPs). Between 1995…
Vitamin D supplements could be beneficial to those suffering from asthma, researchers at King’s College London have found…
Initial suspicions about Nadzeya Ostapchuk’s performance appear to have been well-founded.
The International Olympic Committee yesterday announced that Belarusian Nadzeya Ostapchuk, the women’s shot-put champion at the London Olympics, had tested positive to metenolone on August 5 and August…